Test: Google Updating Search Results As You Type
Rob Ousbey documented on video how Google is testing a feature where the search results on the page are updating as you type your search query. This is a form of search query refinement and Google Suggest that dynamically modifies the search results on the page as you type.
Here is his video:
The internet was buzzing about this feature over the weekend. I personally find this to be just a bit overboard. It makes the page jump around, I feel it can lead to confusion and other issues.
Google sent TechCrunch a confirmation, calling this one of their many “search experiments.” Google said:
At any given time we are running between 50-200 search experiments. You can learn more on our blog.
It seems most people are not too eager to see this in the search results anytime soon.
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